Raga Piloo

Nikhil Bannerjee

Raga Piloo (Amigo 904)
1. Alap
2. Gat in Rupak Tal
3. Gat in Deepchandi Tal
4. Gat in drut Teental
Recorded live in Stockholm november 19, 1975

Virtuoso Nikhil Banerjee, one of the 20th century’s greatest masters of the Indian sitar, passed away in 1986 at the age of 55. Banerjee was widely acclaimed for his intensely individualistic pursuit of the poetry of raga. Nikhil Banerjee studied northern Indian classical music with the sarodist Ustad Allauddin Khan, father of sarodist Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Annapurna and also teacher of Ravi Shankar and Pannalal Ghosh.

The last existing copies of this album are available from Country & Eastern.


  1. Alap (7:51)
  2. Gat In Rupak Tal (19:61)
  3. Gat In Deepchandi Tal (18:37)
  4. Gat In Drut Teental (8:58)


Pandit Nikhil Bannerjee, sitar
Anindo Chatterjee, tabla
Ratan Mukherjee, tamboura